Times are changing in the world of rehabilitation and especially in the regard to managing back pain. What we once thought was good practice simply isn’t backed up now with the best evidence (that’s the next blog). So, with this being the case, what steps can you take to manage your own back pain? From my…Read more Five Steps to a Pain FREE Back
Mistakes are much easier to spot when other people make them. Think about it, how often have you looked at someone else’s training, diet, work habits or parenting and spotted the mistakes they’re so obviously making? The message here is that it’s not spotting mistakes that’s difficult, it’s spotting your mistakes that’s difficult. That’s one…Read more Maximising Your In-Season Power
Losing motivation? Not losing weight? Not gaining strength? Take a step back from the detail and ensure you’re doing the simple things right. Consistency The number one rule should be consistency. If you’re the kind of person who loves doing the same thing every day, then do the same thing every day. If you’re the…Read more 4 Secrets of Training Success
Sure you can Cookie Monster, you just need to use your willpower! Willpower is that magical word that we are all told is the basis of good behaviour with our diets. We can cut out the chips, pizza or cookies by strengthening our willpower. If that was the reality of the situation then sticking to…Read more Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Willpower
It doesn’t take a load of medical tests to know that you should move more, not smoke, eat real food and enjoy good sleep. 1. MOVEMENT as Medicine The biggest issue we have this day and age is that we just don’t move enough while piles of unquestionable research tell us it’s the one thing…Read more 6 Mighty Fine Health & Fitness Hacks
Those of you who train or have trained with us know we take a ‘different’ approach to training the core. We don’t do sit-ups, we very rarely hold planks for a long period of time, we like loaded carries and we always emphasise movement quality. Now, it’s not that we do or don’t do these…Read more Stiffen up. The Latest on Back Training.
Many of you may have read my previous blog about the issues I had with our initial Small Group Training model. After lots of debate with the team, consulting world experts, planning the implementation & then staff training, we’ve managed to roll out the new model. With the new structure, the individuals specific issues are addressed…Read more The NEW Small Group Training model!
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that counts.” Bear Ryan So, the New Year is here and many of us are planning & goal setting for the coming months or even years. I’ve seen so much criticism of making resolutions but if not now, when? And why not…Read more Your Guide to Goal Setting.
Although we’ve had some great feedback from our Small Group Training since we launched in the summer, the team felt changes were needed to maximise members results … I’ve just spent the last three days reviewing and rewriting our Small Group Training (SGT) systems. The team were unhappy with what we were delivering. It wasn’t specific enough…Read more Why we’re changing our Small Group Training.
My quest to save Ted from knee surgery! Ted’s story is a common one and one that frustrates me. It’s one of a person signposted for surgery when I believe there’s a better way forward. Ultimately however, it’s about the client being pro active and doing the required work. My good friend and recent father…Read more Fixing Father Ted.
I’m massively excited about developing & delivering our Small Group Training Program over the coming months. As a long term Personal Training client of mine just said “This is just what I need Ady” and she’s right! It’s exactly what lots of folk need. Regular, safe, well supervised, mobility, strength & cardiovascular training. Result getting…Read more What is Small Group Training?
The last six weeks have been fairly crazy and I’ve loved it. For various reasons I’ve decided to think “bollox to it” and really take the handbrake off the business. I’d by no means say I lack confidence but it is amazing how various factors can add up to almost make you fear future success.…Read more Thought provoking stuff …
We had a great response to our ‘Get Fit For Christmas’ offer (see below for last few spaces) and first out of the blocks was the man himself. Concerned that he wouldn’t be getting his normal delivery dose of seasonal exercise due to parents using Black Friday, the old boy thought it best to jump…Read more Santa concerned of weight gain with rise of Black Friday.
Why I’m Starting Now (And Maybe You Should Too) Like many of you I’ve had a very busy few months. Opening the new facility, more staff and my normal poor excuses to blame. It’s been a month since I aimed to get my arse in gear, start exercising more frequently and improving my nutrition. I…Read more Why I’m Starting Now (And Maybe You Should Too)
Goals have long been thought as the best way to achieve & reach your holy grail! Whether it be weight loss, a sporting event or our career we can all probably remember sitting down & setting those Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time-bound (SMART) short, long & medium term badgers only to get (pick one…Read more Don’t focus on a goal, focus on the process.